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PDF of sum of two random variables

Assume an $n$ dimensional random variable $U$ that is uniformly distributed in the volume of an $n$-sphere with radius $R$. Assume another $n$ dimensional random variable $N$ that is distributed ...
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Finding the distribution of $M$

Let $(X_1,X_2)$ be uniformly distributed in $[0,1]^2$ and define $Y_1=\max(X_1,X_2)$, $Y_2=\min(X_1,X_2)$. What is then the distribution of $M:=Y_1-Y_2$ ? To find the joint distribution we take a ...
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Determine the Law of $F^{-1}(U)$

If, $F^{-1}(u)=\inf\{x\in\mathbb R:F(x)>u\}$ and $U$ is uniformly distributed in $[0,1]$, what is the law of $F^{-1}(U)$ ? ($F$ is a distribution function of some random variable $X$) How can ...
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Uniform distribution over an hyper-ellipsoid

Let $\mathbf{X} \in \bf{R}^p$ be a random vector whose elements are uniformly distributed over the hyper-ellipsoid $x^TAx<1$, (where $A$ is a positive-definite matrix). Is it possible to compute ...
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Joint density problem. Two uniform distributions

This is the problem: An insurer estimates that Smith's time until death is uniformly distributed on the interval [0,5], and Jone's time until death also uniformly distributed on the interval [0,10]. ...
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Convolution of two Uniformly distributed r.v. ove

Assume a continuous random variable $X$ that is uniformly distributed $\underline{\text{on}}$ a $k$-sphere. For simplicity, lets assume a simple circle with radius $R$ in 2 dimension. Therefore ...
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Convolution of maximum and minimum of uniform random variables

Let $X_1,\ldots, X_n$ be $n$ independent random variables uniformly distributed on $[0,1]$. Let be $Y=\min(X_i)$ and $Z=\max(X_i) $. Calculate the cdf of $(Y,Z)$ and verify $(Y,Z)$ has independent ...
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continuous RV from discrete RV

So I am reading some notes in stochastic processes and I don't really understand the solution of this problem: Problem: Let $(\Omega,F,\mathbb{P})$ be a probability space where $\Omega$ is the set ...
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Proving that a moment generating function converges pointwise

I have found a moment generating function $M_n$ given by $\cfrac{(1-e^t)e^{\frac tn}}{n(1-e^{\frac tn})}$ if $t\ne 0$ and 1 if $t =0$ How do I prove that $M_n$ converges point-wise to the moment ...
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Second moment of random variable in the integral form

Let $X_1,\dots,X_n$ are i.i.d. samples from uniform distribution on $(0,1)$. Let $\hat F_n$ be their modified empirical distribution function defined by $$ \hat ...
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PDF describing nth term in continued fraction

For a real number r chosen uniformly at random in the range (0,1), what's the marginal Probability Density Function that describes the nth term in the continued fraction representation of r? What ...
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Distribution function of the random variable $R_2=e^{-R_1}$

An absolutely random variable $R_1$ is uniformly distributed betweem $-1$ and $+1$, find the density and the distribution function of the random variable $R_2$, where $R_2=e^{-R_1}$. $R_1$ is ...
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Uniform Distribution Problem

Let $X$ be a random variable uniformly distributed in $[0,1]$, and let $Y$ be a RV uniformly distributed in $[X,1]$. I want to calculate the theoretical distribution of $Y$, any hints? I already tried ...
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P.d.f. of $XY$, where $X, Y$ are independent uniformly distributed over $[0,1]$ [duplicate]

I tried to change the variables: Let $U=XY$ and $V=Y$; so then the Jacobian is $1/v$. So joint pdf $g(u,v) = f(x,y)\cdot (1/v) = 1/v$ Would you then integrate over $v$ from $0$ to $1$ to get the ...
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Circular distribution of circles

Suppose you have $n$ objects , distributed randomly, in a circular manner of radius $r$. Each objects is of area $A$. So my question is if you draw line everywhere from the center to the surface of ...
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Finding expected value of E(Y^2)

I have an equation that looks like this: $11.16^2 = X^2 + Y^2 \implies 124.5456 - X^2 = Y^2 \implies 124.5456 - E(X^2) = E(Y^2)$ is that correct? The X is random variable that is distributed by ...
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Random uniform distribution using the Jacobian

In polar coordinates $(r, \theta)$, to get a uniformly random point where $r\in[a,b]$ and $\theta\in[\alpha,\beta]$, since the Jacobian is $r$, you would need to first randomly pick $r^2\in[a^2, b^2]$ ...
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MLE for lower bound of Uniform Distribution

Let $X_1$, $X_2$, . . . , $X_n$ be a random sample from a $Uniform(θ, 1)$ population, where $θ < 1$. (a) Find the MLE $\widehat{\theta}$ of $θ$. (b) Find constants c and d (possibly depending on ...
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Can sum of two random variables be uniformly distributed

Say $X$ and $Y$ are two random variables where $X\in\{-\alpha,\alpha\}$, $Y\in\{-\alpha,\alpha\}$ and $Z=X+Y$. Is it possible to find two independent random variables with certain pdf (not necessarily ...
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Two Uniform Independent Random Variables: When is one greater?

You have two independent random variables: $X$ and $Y$, which are both uniformly distributed over $(0,1)$. Consider the inequality $X^2- 4Y < 0$. What percentage of the time is the inequality ...
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Fast uniformity test within a ball.

Assume I have a dataset lies within a ball centered around the origin, I want to test the uniformity of the point distributed in the ball. In addition, I have all the distances to the origin computed ...
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Standard Uniform Distribution

I am trying to show that a random variable $X_2$ has a standard uniform distribution. I have: $\alpha \subset(0,1), X_1 \sim U[0,1],$ and $X_2 = \begin{cases} X_1 &\mbox{if } X_1< \alpha ...
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Finding correlation of Max and Min of two IID random variable in U[0,1]

I have a hw problem and can't figure out how to do it. Basically, $X,Y$ are iid $U[0,1]$, we need to find the correlation between max$(X,Y)$ and min$(X,Y)$. My thought is to find the pdf of ...
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Expectation and Variance of a Discrete Uniform Distribution using the Probability Generating Function and Cumulant Generating Function

Hi I just derived the MGF of a discrete uniform distribution and found it to be: [e^t - e^t(m+1)]/(1 - e^t)m and the pgf is ...
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Expected value of winning with a Random Uniform Variable

I have this small homework I don't quite understand. The problem is formulated as a game. (Who wants to be millionaire) You start with 1£. money = 1.0£ You can choose to quit at anytime So you can ...
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Expected value of multiple random variables, uniform distribution

Suppose that the random variables $X_1,\dotsc,X_n$ form a random sample of size $n$ from the uniform distribution on the interval $\left[0, 1\right]$. Let $Y_1 = \min\left\{X_1,\dotsc,X_n\right\}$, ...
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Power Function for the uniform distribution

Completely stuck on this homework question, I think my knowledge of the power function is nowhere near good enough coming up to finals! Consider the following alternative testing problem: the two ...
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distribution of $X^2 + Y^2$

Suppose $X$ and $Y$ are independent uniform distributions between $(0,1)$. What is the distribution of $X^2 + Y^2$? I derived that the pdf of $X^2$ is $\frac{1}{2\sqrt{x}}$ for $0\leq x \leq 1$. How ...
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Verify conditions of the Extension Theorem for a probability measure $\mathbb P$ of the Uniform[0,1] distribution

I am (self-)studying the book by Rosenthal called A first look at rigorous probability theory. My question is on verifying the conditions on a probability measure $\mathbb P$ of the Uniform[0,1] ...
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Impact of the transformation matrix distribution on linear transformation

Let $X$ be a $m\times n$ ($m$: number of records, and $n$: number of attributes) normalized dataset (between $0$ and $1$). Denote $Y=XR$, where $R$ is an $n\times p$ matrix, and $p<n$. I understand ...
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Generating orthonormal matrix

How can I generate matrix D described as follows: "D is a d*d rotation matrix with orthonormal unit vectors as columns. D is built by generating its lower triangular matrix independently from d(d-1)/2 ...
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Distribution of ratio of uniform and exponential random variables

This is a homework question, I feel like I'm doing it right, but I can't seem to get the answer to match up. I have a uniform RV from 2 to 4, and an exponential with mean 4, so $X \sim ...
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A basic question on uniform distribution [closed]

I want to know under what condition on random variable $X$, $\{\log_{10}X\}$ is uniformly distributed. Here $\{x\}$ is the fractional part of $x$.
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If $X$ ~$Uni(-1,1)$ show that $X$ and $X^2$ are not independent

I provide my approach in solving this but I amd not entirely sure whether I am correct. Since X~uni(-1,1) $f_X(x)=1/2$ and $F_X(x)=(x+1)/2$. $F_{X^2}(x)$=$Pr[X^2≤x]$=$2F_X(√x)$=$(√x+1)/2$. Hence ...
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Explanation for the uniformity of the distance between a Gaussian variable to its nearest integer?

earlier I asked the question Expected distance for a gaussian variable to its nearest integer. and got a good answer. The expected distance is highly close to $1/4$, which is very similar to the ...
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Distribution of a uniform random variable with random endpoint

Let $Y \sim U[0,k]$, where $0 < k < \infty$ and $U$ is a continuous uniform distribution. Now let $X \sim U[0, Y]$. What is the distribution of $X$? Is it possible to express in terms of some ...
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Proving Unbiased estimators

Hello all, Here is a question I am struggling to understand, ...
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Cont. Uniform Dist. Problem with Independent Random Vars

Let $X_1$, $X_2$, and $X_3$ be independent random variables with the continuous uniform distribution over $\left[0,2\right]$. Let $Z = \min\left(X_1, X_2, X_3\right)$. Find $\mathbb{P}\left(Z \geq ...
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Variance of a polynomial series from a uniform distribution

I intend to derive the variance of $Z$: $$Z \equiv \alpha_0+\alpha_1X+\alpha_2X^2+\dots + \alpha_MX^M = \sum_{m=0}^{M}\alpha_mX^m $$ for some $0 < M < \infty$ where each $\alpha_m \in ...
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Draws from the uniform distribution are taken until the sum exceeds 1. What is the expected value of the final draw?

I was thinking about this question after a related problem: what's the expected number of draws for the sum to exceed 1? For that problem, the answer is known and is a surprising result ...
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Difference Uniform rv's

Let $U_{1}\sim U(0,1)$ be a standard uniform random variable. Is $U_{1}-U_{1}$ uniformly distributed? I've been trying to work this out as follows: Let $A,B$ be rv's $$P(A-B\leq ...
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Independent two random variables with uniform density

Let $X \sim U[-1,1]$ and $Y=X^2$. Show that $X$ and $Y$ aren't independent. Of course we have $F_X(x) = \frac{x+1}{2}$ and $F_Y(y) = \frac{\sqrt{y}+1}{2}$. But how can I find $$F_{XY}(x,y) = \Pr(X ...
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Expected value with two random variables

A line segment AB of length 1m is broken in two at a random point P where the length of AP has the following probability density function: $f(x)=6x(1-x), 0<x<1$ A point Q is uniformly selected ...
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Complete Statistic: Uniform distribution

Take a random sample $X_1, X_2,\ldots X_n$ from the distribution $f(x;\theta)=1/\theta$ for $0\le x\le \theta$. I need to show that $Y=\max(X_1,X_2,...,X_n)$ is complete. Now, I know I should ...
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How do I calculate this expected value?

The problem is as follows: Six players draw, one after another and independently, a number uniformly distributed on $[0,1]$. A player is called a recordist if he draws a number that is larger than ...
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Moment of uniform distribution

Suppose that $U$ is a random variable from a uniform distribution on $[a, b]$. Then, we can obtain the moment generating function of $U$, and by using that, we can get the $n$th order moment of $U$ ...
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Uniform Distribution in [0,1] where P[x1+x2<=x3]

Consider the following question : X1, X2, X3 are 3 independent random variables having uniform distribution between [0,1] then P[x1+x2<=x3] to the greatest value is ? Now this is not a homework. ...
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Proving a process generates a uniform distribution

I have a process that generates a series of real numbers. Specifically, starting from a given arbitary value (Xi-1), the process will generate a new number Xi following the formula: Xi = Xi-1 + ...
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A Brownian motion $B$ that is discontinuous at an independent, uniformly distributed random variable $U(0,1)$

Suppose that $\left\{B\left(t\right): t \geq 0\right\}$ is a Brownian motion and $U$ is an independent random variable, which is uniformly distributed on $\left[0,1\right]$. Then the process ...